The Island of Enchantment is the perfect nickname for Puerto Rico. Travelers to the island seemingly fall in love with Puerto Rico's natural scenery and charismatic people. Puerto Rico has picturesque white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, vibrant cities, colorful and diverse flora, a tropical rainforest, spectacular mountains, captivating waterfalls, and spellbinding caves. Travelers to Puerto Rico are enchanted by the island's diverse culture and mesmerizing beauty.
The people of Puerto Rico are joyful, hospitable, easygoing yet passionate about their culture. Remember to pack your dancing shoes as they may invite you to dance merengue or salsa with them. The cultural heritage of the Puerto Rican people is derived from a mix of Taino, Spanish, and African traditions. Be sure to add several music and outdoor dining hot spots to your travel itinerary for the full Puerto Rican island experience.
Jamaica which is the third largest island in the Caribbean is a wonderful luxuriant tropical paradise. As well as having great beaches, a vibrant culture, incredible scenery, lively music and wonderful food, Jamaica is without a doubt the friendliest of all the Caribbean islands.
Jamaica is crossed by a range of mountain in the centre of the island reaching 2256m in height at the Blue Mountain peak. The Blue Mountains span some twenty eight miles and they dominate the eastern side of Jamaica and it is here that the famous Blue Mountain Coffee beans are grown.
There is great scenery and walking in the Blue Mountain however most visitors to Jamaica come for the wonderful weather and the beaches. There are many other activities to be enjoyed such as a walk up the incredible waterfall at Dune’s River, historical tours of some wonderful old plantations houses and walking around Shaw’s Botanical Gardens.
Then there is the wonderful Jamaican food to be enjoyed which is a fusion of different cultures and so often can be enjoyed to the sounds of distinctive and eclectic music which is a great tradition in Jamaica started by the King of Reggae Bob Marley.
THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory which comprises of 3 stunningly beautiful islands. The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean Sea and are the peaks of a massive underwater ridge, known as the Cayman Ridge. The islands lie south of Cuba and west of Jamaica.
The Cayman Islands consists of three small islands surrounded by tropical coral reefs. Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands with an area of 76 sq miles and is also the most developed island. Unspoilt and unhurried, Grand Cayman's two "Sister Islands", Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, are about 90 miles north-east of Grand Cayman and have areas of 14.7 and 11.0 sq miles respectively and are ideal for nature lovers or for those seeking a more relaxing and tranquil vacation to the Cayman Islands. Deservedly, the trio is world-renowned for its stunning powdery white sandy beaches and world-class scuba diving.
Located 90 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida, Cuba is the largest Caribbean island nation. Its neighbors are the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Haiti. Cuba spans 44,200 miles, making it a bit smaller than the state of Pennsylvania. Its varied geography includes rolling farmland, rugged mountains, urban metropolises, quaint Colonial villages and white-sand beaches.
The island is divided into 15 provinces and one special municipality, Isla de la Juventud. Notable Cuba areas include rural Piñar del Rio, where tobacco farming builds economic momentum; seaside Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city next to Havana rife with colorful Afro-Cuban influence; and colonial Trinidad, a sleepy town designated a UNESCO world heritage site nestled between majestic mountains and the sea.